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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Well I can run and jump


Tonight's sunset.

* Hatchery quietly produces millions of fish for Illinois anglers:

Five hundred million fish and counting.
That’s the estimated number of fish stocked so far by the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery’s during its 30 years in operation.
Jake Wolf, one of three state fish hatcheries, is a well-kept secret tucked away in the middle of Sand Ridge State Forest in Mason County.
Built on top of the Mahomet Aquifer, the hatchery has a steady supply of cool, 54-degree water that allows its staff of 10 to raise 15 species of fish, including hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead, Coho and Chinook salmon to be stocked into Lake Michigan.

Video in three parts: Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery video series.

The photos: Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.

The outdoors reporting at the SJ-R is some of the best journalism coming out of Springfield these days. It is always entertaining and educational.

* And fish. But I won't fight.

Posted by Marie at March 31, 2013 9:05 PM